Defence Week Premium 296 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.296 of 17 April 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

SAAB for future submarine?

Swedish Navy submarine HMS Gotland off San Diego during trials with the US Navy. The submarine is one of three to undergo a mid-life ugrade upgrade similar to that projected for Australia's Collins class boats. Photo: US Navy

Following direction from the Swedish government to investigate the feasibility of developing a submarine capability, SAAB is looking at synergies with Australia's Sea 1000 Future Submarine program. Premium

Air Force Capstone Doctrine updated

In his opening address at the Biennial RAAF Air Power Conference, the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, launched the latest version of Air Force's Capstone doctrine. Premium

Geelong hosts Land 400 briefing for major defence contractors

Geelong Mayor with Deakin University’s VC Jane den Hollander and Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert at the Land 400 briefing.

Major defence contractors attended a special industry briefing on Geelong's Land 400 bid to learn more about the bid and Geelong's capability to deliver the project. Premium

More on that Supercat Multi-purpose vessel

SMV24 Handover L-R Jim Hey, James Fisher, Nick Ames, Supacat.

We were somewhat mystified by the report in this week's ADM Headlines regarding the purchase of a Supacat Multi-purpose Vessel 24 by James Fisher Marine Services. Premium

Pilatus vs Pilatus - or nearly

The Beechcraft T-6C Texan based on a modified PC-9

The pilot training systems offered by teams led by BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin Australia each feature somewhat similar training aircraft, the Beechcraft T-6C Texan based on a modified PC-9 and the latest Pilatus PC-21. Premium

Lockheed Martin's PC-21 proposal

Last week we learned that Lockheed Martin Australia and Pilatus Aircraft, supported by Hawker Pacific, had jointly launched a bid to provide a new pilot training system for the ADF. Premium

Is troposcatter comms in frame for DSTO's CTD program?

Calls for proposals in DSTO's CTD programs have provided fascinating insights into those technologies that may provide capability advantages for Defence and allow industry to position itself to provide in-service capabilities and through-life-support. Premium

Future of Tactical Troposcatter Communications

According to Comtech Systems, advances are continuing to be made in tropo technology, particularly with high power solid state amplifiers which now operate at up to 2 kilowatts transmitted power in the 4.4-5 GHz band. Premium

QinetiQ offers internships for uni students

Alan Woolford, chief executive officer of QinetiQ Australia, said the internship program is an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned at university.

QinetiQ Australia has launched an internship program that gives university students the opportunity to learn from engineers and consultants solving today's most complex problems for the ADF. Premium

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News: Maritime Technical College to yield shipbuilding skills

A dockyard welder working on the hull of an AWD being built at the ASC yard in Osborne SA. Credit: Defence

Based in Adelaide, the Maritime College will deliver world-class training in key areas such as steel fabrication and naval engineering.